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"facilitate" in British English

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facilitateverb [T]

uk   us   /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ formal
(Definition of facilitate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"facilitate" in American English

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facilitateverb [T]

 us   /fəˈsɪl·əˌteɪt/
to make something ​possible or ​easier: To facilitate ​learning, each ​class is no ​larger than 30 ​students.
facilitation
noun [U]  /fəˌsɪl·əˈteɪ·ʃən/
Somerville was ​charged with ​conspiracy and ​criminal facilitation.
(Definition of facilitate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"facilitate" in Business English

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facilitateverb [T]

uk   us   /fəˈsɪlɪteɪt/
to ​helppeopledeal with a ​process or ​reach an ​agreement or ​solution without getting directly involved in the ​process, discussion, etc. yourself: An ​expertnegotiator was ​brought in to facilitate the discussion.
(Definition of facilitate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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